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Tickets to Lello Library

Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 from 4535 reviews.
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Discover the Lello Library, a landmark bookshop that is architecturally spectacular and a must-see for anybody who appreciates books or design. Learn about the extensive Portuguese and international literature collection, as well as the library's relationship with Harry Potter.


  • Visit the 100-year-old Lello library, a fully operational bookstore for a unique and authentic experience.

  • Observe the breathtaking neo-Gothic architecture of the Lello Library, with a stunning wooden staircase, stained-glass windows, and intricate details on the ceiling and walls.

  • Grab the chance to discover an extensive collection of books that are rare, antique editions, and out-of-print titles, making it a paradise for book lovers.

  • Choose a voucher ticket to get admission and a 5€ discount or enjoy priority access along with the purchase of a book from the selected collection.

  • Fun Fact: The great staircase at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was modeled by Lello Library, and the bookshop is now often referred to as the "Harry Potter bookstore" due to its widespread association with the series.


  • Admission to the Library

  • Priority Admission (selection based)

  • 5€ discount (selection based)

  • A book from the collection (selection based)


  • Transfers

  • Discounts at the bookstore

  • Souvenirs

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

4.5K Ratings
Rommy de los Rios


Sep, 2023
All good, there was a queue to get in, but once inside the purchase of books was quick. Nice experience in any case!
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Neil Morton


Sep, 2023
Despite the delay and queueing in hot conditions with pre-booked tickets, the visit was well worth any discomfort. So enjoyable to experience all the Harry Potter references inspired by this magnificent, beautifully designed library. Marvellous collection of books and gifts.
Nadia Victoria Naya Centurión


Sep, 2023
The bookstore is totally worth it and the tickets are what you get around here, the price was the same as the store itself.
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Mª de las Mercedes Roca Alonso

Sep, 2023
Despite the queues, there is not much delay with the ticket time and it is worth the experience of entering this place, which envelops you with its magic.
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Diana Harrold


Sep, 2023
I liked the beaury of the shop.However, I paid nearly 40 euros so 4 people could visit it. This entitled us to a reduction of 8 euros each on a book.However, I considered the books very overpriced- it seemed 8 euros had been added to the normal price. Books would have been cheaper almost anywhere else. This upset me and we came away without purchasing anything, basically having spent 40 eoros to visit a shop for half an hour. It was a beautiful shop- but 2 euros each wpuld have been a reasonable price.

The Lello Library, or Livraria Lello as it is called in Portuguese, is a well-known bookshop in the city of Porto. Founded in 1906 by brothers José and António Lello, it is one of Portugal's oldest bookshops. The great wooden staircase, stained-glass windows, and ornate embellishments on the ceiling and walls give the bookshop its distinctive neo-Gothic architecture. Several writers, including J.K. Rowling, who formerly lived in Porto and frequented the bookshop, have been inspired by its beauty and have written about it. Besides the building's original landmarks stand new artworks and exhibits that further the institution's stated goal of elevating the status of books and writers. Hence, there are a plethora of attractions at the World's Prettiest Bookstore.

The Lello Library is more than simply a museum; it's also a fully functional bookshop with an extensive collection of books from all over the world, not only Portugal. The bookshop often features cultural events including poetry readings, live music, and book signings. Lello Library is a popular destination, thus it is not unusual for it to be crowded at times. If you want to avoid crowds, coming early in the morning or late at night is your best bet. Please note that in order to access the bookshop, customers must first buy a ticket, the price of which will be credited against the customer's next book purchase. Take your time perusing the shelves and marvel at the bookstore's spectacular architecture and interior design. Instead of rushing through it, take your time and take in the setting.

Lello Library

Monday9:00 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 7:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 7:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 7:30 PMlast entry 7:00 PM

Important Information

  • Please note that the attraction may be crowded, so expect a considerable wait time.

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

  • Children under the age of 3 can enter for free.

  • The library is closed on December 25th, January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st, and June 24th.

  • Please note that the library usually gets very crowded toward midday.

  • During the summer months, it is recommended to bring hats/caps to protect from the sun, and water for hydration due to high temperatures.

Operating Hours

  • Daily: 9:30am to 7pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Livraria Lello.

  • Address: R. das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto, Portugal.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Cordoaria. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board buses 602 to get you there.

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